14 Aug. 15 - Sept. 4, 2009
City offers eco-gardening class
A free Water Wise Edible Gardening class was added to the City of Chandler’s
roster of fall landscaping and irrigation classes held at the Senior Center in
The workshop, held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tue., Sept. 29, teaches attendees how
to prepare beds, choose plants and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus.
Other landscaping and irrigation classes available through the City include
Basic Yard Makeovers on Tue., Sept. 1; Pruning and Maintaining Your Landscape
on Tue., Nov. 17; a Southwest Landscaping three-class series held in September
and October; and an Irrigation Workshop three-class series held in October and
The classes are free to Chandler utility customers but all participants must
The Senior Center is located at 202 E. Boston St. in downtown Chandler. To
register, call the City of Chandler’s Water Conservation Offi ce at 480-782-3580 or GOING UP: The second fl oor deck of the new City Hall is one of the latest sights to see as
construction continues on Arizona Avenue south of Boston in downtown Chandler.
Healthways is now open for business and employing about 220 people at the
southeast corner of Santan Loop 202 Freeway and the Price 101 Freeway at Allred
Park Place, according to Economic Development Director Christine Mackay.
McQueen restricted for sewer exam
Avnet offi cials revealed during a Chandler 100 presentation that they would be
relocating a number of divisions to Chandler from other areas of the country.
A forensics team from the City of Chandler has been dispatched to McQueen road,
but instead of a CSI or “Crime Scene Investigation,” it could be called an “SCI” or
Air Products is planning to expand their capacity at the Frye and Price facility,
“Sewer Collapse Investigation.” across from the Chandler Hilton, to accommodate the increased needs of Price
According to City spokesman Jim Phipps, southbound McQueen Road at Queen
Corridor tenants. They plan to install several new tanks before the end of August.
Creek Road has reopened to one through lane while workers try to fi nd out what’s going
on with a sewer line there behind the City’s transfer station.
Bank of America, formerly Countrywide, continues to hire at their location. They
“It might be a sewer line break or crack,” Phipps explains. “They’re doing forensics
estimate current employment at about 3,500, up from 2,350 under Countrywide.
now, running cameras up the pipes to see if it’s locally contained or if it’s happening
up the line. We don’t know if [the sewer collapse] is due to design, or if it was corroded
Chandler Christian Church will expand its campus at 1825 S. Alma School Rd.,
or just old. We have a lot of questions to be addressed before we know the price tag and
north and east of the northeast comer of Germann and Alma School roads, following
Preliminary Plat (PPT) approval by the Chandler City Council recently.
The emergency sewer line repairs now allow vehicles traveling southbound on
McQueen to turn left or right at Queen Creek. Alternate routes south of Queen Creek
include Cooper Road and Arizona Avenue. McQueen remains open to northbound
traffi c, but no left turns are permitted at Queen Creek.
For more information, contact 480-782-2225.
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